SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : openvpn (SUSE-SU-2014:1694-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

A remote denial of service attack against openvpn was fixed, where a
authenticated client cloud stop the server by triggering a server-side
ASSERT (CVE-2014-8104),

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8104.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=907764
http://www.nessus.org/u?44845893

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2014-120

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2014-120

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83652 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71402

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8104

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